Your wedding day is likely to be one of the most exciting, stressful, memorable days of your life. Planning your wedding day meticulously is key if you want everything to go smoothly – although you probably already know this. There are all kinds of wedding themes you can look at, but what if you just want your wedding to be a super classy affair with the people you love the most? We’ll look into it below!
- Keeping The Guest List Streamlined
Keeping the guestlist streamlined means you’ll be able to spend the day with your nearest and dearest and no riff raff. You should only invite people you’ve spoken to in the last 2 years – do not feel obligated to invite people you barely know or haven’t seen in a while. Along with a better day, you’ll save a ton of money on things like food!
- Choose Your Entertainment Carefully
A classy wedding day calls for classy entertainment. For this, you could choose a jazz band, small orchestra, or another form of entertainment. Although you want it to be classy, make sure you also consider what people will actually enjoy listening to/doing on your big day. The day is as much about your guests as it is about you.
- Select The Right Color Scheme And Theme
Make sure you choose a classy color scheme and theme to communicate that upmarket feel on your big day. Neutral colors work beautifully, and themes like ‘winter wonderland’ can be absolutely breathtaking. However, you have a plethora to choose from, so take your time!
- Hire The Right Vendors And People To Help You
Really take your time when it comes to hiring vendors. Here’s how you can ensure you end up with people who will enhance your big day:
- Ask for recommendations from the recently married
- Read reviews and testimonials on impartial sites
- Conduct interviews after narrowing down your choices and make notes
- Ensure you can build a rapport with the vendor. This is especially important when it comes to people like your photographer, who you will be spending a lot of time with. You don’t want to look annoyed in your wedding pictures!
There are a few unconventional vendors and helpers you can look into hiring, too. For example, you might want to look at bartenders for hire so that everybody always has a glass full of what they are drinking and that they feel well looked after! Table service is always classy.
- Create A Welcome Basket for Out Of Town Guests
Out of town guests will be going to more trouble to join you on your big day, so create a welcome basket for them. You could include all kinds of things, from sleep masks to make sure they get a great night’s slumber, to delicious smelling body creams and lotions to use.
- Do Your Best To Greet Each Guest And Make Them Feel Welcome
You’re going to be stressed and have a lot on your plate, but the day will go better if everybody feels appreciated. Do your best to greet each guest and make them feel welcome. Don’t forget about the favors for your guests, either. Make sure you give them something that they will actually use – such as a delicious jam spread for breakfast the next day!
- Plan Your Seating Chart Well
Seating people who will get along close to one another will mean everybody has a good time and that the conversation flows effortlessly!
- Create A Signature Cocktail
A signature cocktail is a fantastic little touch that won’t go amiss with your guests.
- Make Sure Your Guests Can Stay Super Comfortable
Your guests are unlikely to want to dance all night, so make sure they can get comfortable and stay for as long as possible. You could provide them with flip flops, parasols, a lounge area, heaters…whatever you think will make them want to stay and enjoy the entire evening with you!
- Exit Memorably
Finally, if you’re planning to exit the party, make sure you do so memorably. Maybe you’re going straight to your honeymoon, or at least to prepare for it. Plan a fun farewell, like a firework show, sparkler exit, or even a confetti send-off. People will usually remember the last 5 minutes of the event vividly, along with the first 5 minutes. Make sure that 10 minute total takes their breath away!
How will you plan a super classy wedding day? Leave a comment!